The LOSSteam (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) is a volunteer group of suicide loss survivors who are called to the scene of actual suicides to provide comfort, support, and resources to the family and friends of the deceased.
The program was developed by Dr. Frank Campbell whose first LOSSteam was activated in Baton Rouge, LA in 1998. His research shows that on average, loved ones who are visited by a LOSSteam will reach out for help within 47 days of their loss, compared to 4.5 years without LOSSteam intervention. For more information about Dr. Campbell’s LOSSteam model, click here: http://www.lossteam.com
The overall goal of the program is for survivors to seek help sooner.